aniel Neuman joined the faculty of the Department of Ethnomusicology at UCLA in September 1995 and became dean of the School of the Arts and Architecture in September 1996. In 2002 he became the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of UCLA and in 2007 he joined the New Center for Arts and Culture in Boston as its CEO and Executive Director. Currently he is the Interim Director of the Herb Alpert School of Music and the M.B. Sambhi Chair of Indian Music in the Department of Ethnomusicology.

Author of The Life of Music in North India, his principal area of focus is the music culture of India and particularly the social organization of Hindustani Music. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in India since 1969 and in 1989-90 conducted 10 months fieldwork in Rajasthan as part of a project titled The Ethnographic Atlas of Musical Cultures in West Rajasthan. This was published in 2007 as Bards, Ballads and Boundaries, along with co-author Shubha Chaudhuri. In November 2014, his book of selected essays, "Studying India's Musicians" will be published by Manohar.

Neuman had been active in multimedia development, particularly the World Music Navigator©, a computerized ethnographic atlas of world music traditions. Ph.D. and B.A., (Anthropology) University of Illinois. (